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Nostra Aetate
Location: Off Campus
Category: Special Offerings
Date: Wednesday June 1, 2022
Cost: Free will offering
Minimum Deposit: $0.00


June 1, 2022

7:00 pm
Ninth Nostra Aetate Lecture
Jewish/Christian Dialogue

 with Bishop David J. Bonnar

Nostra aetate (from Latin: "In our time") is the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council. Passed by a vote of 2,221 to 88 of the assembled bishops, this declaration was promulgated on 28 October 1965 by Pope Paul VI. It is the shortest of the 16 final documents of the Council and "the first in Catholic history to focus on the relationship that Catholics have with Jews." It "reveres the work of God in all the major faith traditions." It begins by stating its purpose of reflecting on what humankind has in common in these times when people are being drawn closer together.

Event is co-sponsored by Rev. George Balasko and Rabbi Joseph P. Schonberger,

Spiritual leader of Temple El Emeth in Youngstown, Ohio

Bishop David J. Bonnar visits the temple with his view on the Nostra Aetate document at:

Temple El Emeth 3970 Logan Way Youngstown OH 44505
Also available via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 879 5184 6016
Passcode: 308120

Registration is not required.

Bishop David J. Bonnar received a bachelor’s in social communications from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, where he was born. He pursued priestly studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, receiving a bachelor’s in sacred theology (STB) in 1987 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on July 23, 1988. His first assignment was parochial vicar of St. Vitus Parish, New Castle, Pa. He would go on to serve in various pastoral and administrative roles in the Pittsburgh Diocese. On November 17, 2020, Pope Francis appointed him the sixth bishop of Youngstown. He was ordained a bishop and installed as Bishop of Youngstown on January 12, 2021. Since 2014, Bishop Bonnar has been the editor of The Priest magazine and in 2020 was appointed a member of the National Advisory Board for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 
For 12 years, Bishop Bonnar served as a chaplain to the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team.



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Phone: 724-964-8886
December 2022
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